• Big Blue Pledge

  • The Big Blue Pledge

  • Illinois Free Tuition Program

    The Big Blue Pledge will cover 100% of students' undergraduate tuition by combining Millikin grants and scholarships with available state and federal grants. 

  • 100% FreeTuition

    for qualifying Illinois residents.

    This program represents an investment in Illinois students who may lack the financial options necessary to pursue a college education or feel a private education is out of reach. 

    Students posing after Commencement
  • How Do You Qualify?

    To qualify for the Big Blue Pledge, students must be newly enrolling for the 2024-25 academic year, and:

    • submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by May 1;
    • be an Illinois resident (as determined by the FAFSA);
    • be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant; and 
    • be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours per semester) as a traditional undergraduate student at Millikin. 

    Millikin is committed to providing the grant/scholarship amount that is awarded to the student in their first year for their remaining years of enrollment at Millikin, provided they are in good academic standing and complete the FAFSA. Students are responsible for the costs of housing, food and fees.